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of the year getting ready for christmas. >> neighbors and good friends, amber and marci kingman, paul's wife, started steps clothing out of their dining room in 2006. the idea was to create cute mother/daughter outfits. in the beginning, they had no idea some of those would do better than others. >> we had some dresses and shirts. however, the holiday line came as a surprise to us. we developed one of our designs, a very merry snowman. we matched it with cute pants and put that on the website i think in our second year. and it just sold like crazy. >> it sold like crazy the next year, too, and the year after that. soon, they had phased out almost everything but that holiday line. >> we have now about 15 different designs. we add on every year. >> with all of those sales, though, came a lot of challenges. marci's husband, paul kingman, who had a background in finance came on board to help. the issue with being a business that earns all of its revenue in one season is what about the rest of the year? >> being a seasonal business is difficult. building up that debt is risky during the first nin
on 15 every year. >> marcy's husband paul kingman who had a background in finance came on board to help. theish with being a business that earns ought of its revenue in one season is what about the rest of the year? >> being a seasonal business is really rif yk. it's tough to challenge that and not getting too concerned that you're building up this debt because you know the fourth quarter is coming. >> inventory is their biggest challenge and what takes up the majority of their on thes. >> we have 15 sizes within each design from baby, 3 to 6 months all the way up to adult 2-xl. >> they all agree they'd sleep better at night if they didn't have to rely so intensely on one part of the year. they've added another holiday, some successful, others not so much. >> we've tried some st. patrick's day, halloween, we've tried other, thanksgiving or other items that just didn't work as well. >> mother's day is big, mother/daughter items. father's day is hum for us. it's bigger than mother's day. >> but none come close to the profits from the fourth quarter so they're starting to create lines that
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that to you necessary. you are watching msnbc. >>> amber lipson and marcy and paul kingman started north carolina-based footsteps clothing which had a booming christmas themed pajama line. not wanting to be just a seasonal business, they added other holidays and eventually expanded to products that celebrate family life. for more watch "your business" sunday mornings at 7:30 on msnbc. we were so blessed when we had triplets if by blessed you mean freaked out about money well we suddenly noticed that everything was getting more expensive so we switched to the bargain detergent but i found myself using three times more than you're supposed to and the clothes still weren't as clean as with tide. so we're back to tide. they're cuter in clean clothes. thanks honey yeah you suck at folding [ laughs ] [ female announcer ] one cap of tide gives you more cleaning power than 6 caps of the bargain brand. [ woman ] that's my tide, what's yours? >>> near whiteout conditions in some parts of northern california shut down highways and caused travel delays. a big storm brought about two feet of snow on
calling from kingman arizona. arnold i didn't know you went that far west. >> caller: oh, yeah. you gotta go farther. know what i mean. how do youing this morning bill? >> bill: i'm doing good. i want the president to step up to the plate here, arnold. >> caller: i think he's heading the right direction. he's not there yet as far as i'm concerned. what he said at the memorial. these kids, only thing they did wrong was in the wrong place at the wrong time. that's crazy talk. to me, we have to start -- they were in the first and second grade turn classroom. come on, they were in the right place doing what they had to do. this guy walked in there and murdered them all. i'm just saying we have to get it straight just like going to the bar get drunk get in your car and go home. mothers against drunk drivers came out and thy started a -- and they started a movement. and it snowballed. >> bill: excellent point. they changed this country right, with their outrage and their demand for action and for specific action, r
kingman fellow, an international regulatory affairs at the herridge foundation, and that's a long title. welcome to the program. >> thanks for having me on. >> mike: don't we pay enough already to the u.n., the united states? >> well, especially you need to consider how much you're actually talking about here. talking about almost 2% of global gdp, which is over a trillion dollars and that could end up costing the united states a significant part of its own economy and millions of jobs. so, this is a very serious decision not only in terms of what to do about the world, but very much in terms of what the impact of this is going to be on the united states economy, and jobs. especially in this down turn of the economy. >> right, and you know, the united states and other industriallized countries have taken great efforts to minimize the amount of air pollution which could be leading to global warming or not the. and they have regulations in place. if the-- i would argue the unindustrialized world, some of the third world countries and countries that have more amounts of pollutants and don
Search Results 0 to 7 of about 8 (some duplicates have been removed)